C was sacked from her job in airport security after she was refused counter-terrorism clearance. She had no idea why she might be thought to be a risk and was not given any reasons. Liberty took judicial review proceedings relying, among other arguments, on Article 6 (right to a fair hearing). During the case, it became obvious that the decision to sack her was made on flimsy grounds. The Department of Transport conceded that the process was flawed and paid C compensation. It has also now altered its procedures.
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